Tradgedy in Tulsa
I received a frantic phone call on the
morning of Monday, March 25, 2002. A family's precious 10 year old Bichon,
Maggie, had been stolen while being boarded at a local veterinarian's office.
Rebecca Wells and her family returned from vacation, to everyone's worst
nightmare. Her Bichon, "Maggie", had been stolen.
The word went out
immediately to the Small Paws list with a request for urgent prayer that Maggie
be reunited with her loving family.
The Wells Family in happier
times with Maggie.
Read the Newspaper
turns to Horror
That night, the Wells got the worst news possible. Maggie had
been found...and she was dead. She had been hit by a car. The Wells believe she
was trying to find her way back home. Rebbeca rocked Maggie's little body, sang
to her, and prayed with her...this Bichon Mom was in the worse kind of
The word went out again, this time telling the terrible news.
Immediately, fellow Small Pawsers from all over the country and Internationally
as well, began to send the messages of heart felt sympathy. Sara McBurnett,
Leo's Mom, called to offer comfort and understanding to
Meanwhile, the previous weekend we had just completed this
The Fairfield Mo Puppy Mill
I called Rebecca the
morning after they found poor Maggie, and with tears, I asked her if she would
allow Small Paws® to gift to them, a female puppy, from the previous weekend's
rescue. She immediately said ,"YES!"
Here are the pictures of Rebecca and her
family, picking out their new white fluffy family member.:)
Tears turn to
"Which one should we take?"
"Our new baby girl."
rescue is dedicated to the Bichon Frise. Even more than that, we are dedicated
to the very special people who love Bichons, and who always
May 28, 2002
Dearest Robin and
all the loving members of the Small Paws® Rescue Family,
heartfelt thanks for all your warm, comforting, prayerful letters regarding the
loss of my beloved Maggie. She was so incredibly special, generous with her
unconditional love and cherished by her family.
We were all profoundly
touched by the outpouring of love that we have received. This was an
overwhelming act of cruelty and the grief has been consuming. But through this
darkness, God has shown me the vast loving kindness in the hearts of so many who
have expressed their condolences.
I am comforted to know her precious
spirit sparkles in heaven and that we will be reunited one day. Our deepest
appreciation to all of you for blessing our hearts with your comforting thoughts
The Wells Family
To Darling Robin,
and all of your wonderful organization have been so tremendously kind to our
family through our devastating loss of Maggie. The flowers you sent are lovely
and a reminder of all your loving kindnesses. I feel we have an extended family
in all of you. Thank you again for your boundless thoughtfulness.
Update! May 15, 2002
Hi you guys,
I have GOOD
news! I just got a call from Rebecca Wells. You remember. Her precious Bichon,
Maggie, was stolen from a veterinarian's office here in Tulsa, and later found
Rebecca called me tonight and told me they have a suspect! The
detective on the case...(WE JUST LOVE THIS GUY!!) chased him, himself yesterday!
They got the car he was in but he got away. (NOT FOR LONG!!!) Get this!!! The
guy then called the detective's machine and left a taunting message! Go read
about it on our local news page!
KOTV Channel 6, The
Spirit of Oklahoma
This is the e-mail I just got from the detective
himself...he is gonna get this guy! It is about to be run on the evening news
right now! He IS gonna get him! You just hide in the bushes and watch!! Love,
Subj: WANTED: Antonio Myrie (Maggie's case)
Date: 5/15/2002 9:28:16
PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Ed
Here is the latest on case. We almost had our suspect
We'll get him.
This article is from the Tulsa World
Suspected burglar taunts Tulsa Police
burglar who keeps getting away from Tulsa Police. He's become so bold about his
success that he actually called the detectives and teased them about not
News on Six crime reporter Lori Fullbright says Tulsa
Police would like your help putting this man behind bars. Police say this is one
busy burglar, they suspect he's broken into two-dozen businesses, taking cash,
guns, computers and videogames.
Police know who he is and where he
lives. In fact, while doing surveillance on him, they spotted him in a stolen
car, but, when he spotted the detectives, he took off. In fact, he ran so fast,
they lost him. They did confiscate the stolen car he was driving and recovered
some loot; they say a keyboard was stolen from the Harvard Avenue Christian
When detectives got back to their office a half hour later, they
couldn't believe their ears; they say their suspect left them a message, rubbing
it in that he got away. Voice: "That was a real stupid move. Let's not let some
stupid &*!# like that happen again. Catch you on the flip side, man. Don't
wear your legs out." This is the face that goes with the voice, Antonio Myrie,
he's 21 years old, and currently has two outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Tulsa Police Sgt Mark Sherwood: "This guy's been in trouble before. He has a
lengthy record and I think he's never faced any consequences for his behavior.
We really want to catch him this time."
And, here's the reason why.
There is a long list of businesses police suspect Myrie has broken into all over
Tulsa in just the past two months. He's also a suspect in a number of car thefts
and even in the Hammond Veterinary Hospital break-in, where two dogs were stolen
and one was later run over and killed. "This guy is absolutely a menace to our
society right now and we want to get him off the streets."
someone will drop a dime on Myrie and turn him in, so the next time he sees the
police, he won't be getting away, but, going to jail.
If you know where
Myrie is or have information about this case, you can call Crimestoppers at
596-COPS. You don't have to say whom you are, but could get up to $2,000 cash if
your tip leads to an arrest.
THEY GOT HIM!!!!!!
This picture was
in the Tulsa World Newspaper
This article is from the Tulsa World
"Tip helps Tulsa Police nab suspected burglar"
have captured a suspected thief who got away from them, and then taunted them
Acting on a tip, police arrested 21-year-old Antonio Myrie at
the Crystal Bay Apartments early Thursday. Police shackled him, and carried him
out of the apartment after he spit on officers and resisted arrest.
Myrie is suspected in a dozen break-ins. He was stopped Wednesday but
got away, then gloated about it. Tulsa Police Sgt Mark Sherwood, Burglary Squad:
"I have never, in my 13 years on the department, lost a suspect in a footchase
and had him call us 30 minutes later and tease us about it. This guy's a brazen
Police say they found loot from some burglaries in Myrie's
apartment and a stolen car outside. Charges are pending.